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The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Creativity

Scientists Use Skin Cells to Create Artificial Sperm and Eggs

British scientists from Cambridge have succeeded in using skin cells to create primitive forms of artificial sperm and eggs.<p>The feat could transform …

Biology

Watch: Double amputee given world's first shoulder-level mind-controlled arms

Man becomes first double amputee to receive two shoulder-level prosthetic limbs that can be controlled via his mind<p>A <b>US</b> man has made history by becoming the first double amputee to control two shoulder-level prosthetic arms with his mind.<p>A groundbreaking experiment by <b>Johns Hopkins University Applied</b> …

Real-world doctors fact-check Dr. Oz, and the results aren't pretty

What do real-world doctors have to say about the advice dispensed on “The Dr. Oz Show”? Less than one-third of it can be backed up by even modest medical evidence.<p>If that sounds alarming, consider this: Nearly 4 in 10 of the assertions made on the hit show appear to be made on the basis of no …

FDA Plans To Lift Lifetime Ban On Gay Men Donating Blood

Well, kind of… the proposed rule change still has some stipulations<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to lift its long-held ban on men who have had sex with men from donating blood, the agency announced today. However, the FDA still wants men to pledge they haven't had sex with another man …

Medical Journals

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

Unintended consequences: Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

Watch Sanjay Gupta, MD on CNN at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturdays and 7:30 a.m. ET on Sundays.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The face of heroin abuse in America is changing.<p>Back in the 1960s, heroin users were usually young men, who started using around an average age of 16. They were most likely from low-income neighborhoods, …

The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems — and How to Fix Them

Relationship problems. Everybody has them. And sometimes you have them over and over and over.<p>Most of the people giving advice don’t know the …

University of Washington

Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind

Most people are familiar with his many famous paintings. But the real Van Gogh, the manic genius, the tortured artist, is best understood in his …

Semen Boosts AIDS Virus, Study Finds

Men's semen appears to give the AIDS virus an extra boost, researchers reported Wednesday in a finding they say may explain why it’s so hard to develop creams or gels to prevent infection.<p>But there’s one class of drugs that can get around this problem, and might offer a way forward for the field of …

Public Health

How tarantula venom might protect your cartilage - Futurity

What does spider venom have to do with joint pain? A recent experiment shows it has an ingredient that might protect cartilage.

I [33F] found out that my long term boyfriend [35M] has a serious porn addiction and has been filming unsuspecting women on his phone. I want to get out of this abusive relationship, but I don't know how.Infidelity

‘It was scary, pure scary’, blind man and his guide dog attacked by pit bull

A visually impaired Calgarian is recovering from an attack by an unleashed pit bull that injured both him and his guide dog.<p>It happened last …

Pets

Secrets of Yoga Teacher Training: The Art of Getting Turned On

My apartment is quiet, so quiet in fact that after years of listening to free Pandora radio, last night I finally gave in and paid for the ad-free upgrade simply so I wouldn't be sharing my silence with the repeated ads for fertility preservation. I'm 31 and in the last six weeks I've started a new …

San Francisco

British-Iranian woman sentenced to a year in prison in Tehran for wanting to watch volleyball

Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British woman with Iranian citizenship, has been sentenced to serve a year in prison for attending a men's volleyball game<p>A British-Iranian has been sentenced by a court in Tehran to spend a year in prison as punishment for trying to attend a men’s volleyball match.<p>Ghoncheh …

The 6 Golden Rules Of A Healthy Grocery Cart

<i>By Kristin Kirkpatrick for U.S. News</i><p>I like to think of myself as a fairly non-judgmental kind of girl. The problem is, when I'm waiting in the grocery store checkout line, that persona goes out the store's sliding doors. As I wait for my turn, I find myself examining the contents of others' carts, …

A Yoga Playlist that Will Burst Your Heart Wide Open.

You know those yoga classes that have the power to bring you to your knees at the beauty of it all?<p>The sacred spaces in your practice when your heart …

Is Stephen King a great writer?

He’s one of the best-selling authors of all time but his work doesn’t get much respect from the literary establishment. Jane Ciabattari asks if that’s fair.<p>Stephen King has had an uncanny ability to hit the commercial bull’s-eye from the beginning of his career. In the 40 years since his first …

Literature

Beginner Meditation

Shares 76<p><i>This simple guide to Beginner Meditation will help you add mindfulness to your daily routine.</i><p>Hi Friends!<p>So far we’ve had some amazing recipe …

The Curious Case of a Boy Who Hasn’t Felt Hungry or Thirsty in Over a Year

12-year-old Landon Jones, from Waterloo, Iowa, hasn’t felt hungry or thirsty since October 14, 2013. He went to bed on a full stomach of pizza and …

Toxin-Secreting Stem Cells May Destroy Brain Tumors From Inside Out

Poisoning cancer from within<p>In the realm of cancerous diseases, tumors affecting the brain can be particularly difficult to cure. Many are fast moving and take hold of key sections of the body’s most fundamental organ, rendering surgical removal extremely difficult or impossible.<p>Now, researchers at …

This video game might be the future of ADHD and Alzheimer's treatment

As I get better, the game instantly gets harder<p>The result was NeuroRacer, in which players steer a car along a curvy highway while responding to pop-up signs. Last year Gazzaley made the cover of <i>Nature</i> with a study testing senior citizens' performance on the game. At first, the seniors were …

King Tut's 'virtual autopsy' reveals surprises

<b>(CNN) —</b> King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.<p>But a new "virtual autopsy" of King Tut's body, shown in an upcoming BBC One documentary, has given historians a clearer picture of the young man's …

Man treated for Google Glass addiction

A man who checked in to the Navy's Substance Abuse and Recovery Program for alcoholism treatment was also treated for a Google Glass addiction, according to a new study.<p>San Diego doctors say the 31-year-old man "exhibited significant frustration and irritability related to not being able to use his …

You Can Train Your Brain to Crave Healthy Food

Fact: Most diets don't work.<p>A survey done by <i>The Council on Size and Weight Discrimination</i> found that 95 percent of folks who went on a diet regained all the weight they lost in one to five years. This might be because success (and weight loss) depends soley on our own self-control. Or it might be …

Healthy Eating

Google Uses Camel to Gather Street View Images of Remote Oasis

Google recruited a 10-year-old camel named Raffia to gather Street View images of the Liwa Oasis, a crescent-shaped region 125 miles from Abu Dhabi. Google spokesperson Joyce Baz told United Arab Emirates newspaper <i>The National</i> that this was the first time the tech company has used an animal to …

Abu Dhabi